Privacy Policy

At wependio, it is important to us that you understand what information we collect and how we use and share it. For this reason, we encourage you to read our Privacy Policy. This will allow you to use our products according to your preferences. Our policy explains how we collect, use, share, store and transfer information, as well as your rights. It's also important to us that you control your privacy, so we'll show you where you can manage your information in the wependio Services settings to customize your user experience.
We appreciate your visit and interest in our products and services. wependio GmbH, with its registered office at Weissstraße 9, 6112 Wattens (hereinafter "wependio", "we", "us") is the responsible party in terms of data protection law for the processing of your data when using the wependio offers.

We reserve the right to adjust the content of this data protection notice from time to time. We therefore recommend that you re-read the data protection information at regular intervals. The Privacy Notice regarding the processing of your personal data applies on the website at as well as on the wependio apps and other wependio services and social media channels (collectively, "Offerings"). If you have read this Policy, fully understand it, and do not agree with our practices, you must stop using our Services and Offerings. By using our Services and Services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and any changes thereto.

If you have any questions, we can be reached at
What data do we collect?
We process personal data for specified purposes, which we explain in detail below for your information. To what extent and in what way your data is specifically processed depends in particular on which services, functionalities and offers on the website or in the app you use in detail. In particular, we process the following data:

Your activity and the information you provide.
On our products, you can send messages, take and share photos, get travel inspiration, and more. We call all the things you can do on our products "activity." We record your activity on all of our products, as well as the information you provide to us. This can include the following examples:
- Content you create, such as an Experience, Memories (=photos) or Tales (=stories).
- Content you provide through our camera feature or.
- Messages you send and receive, including their content. We do not support end-to-end encryption. If chats are reported for review, we reserve the right to view them.
- Content and message metadata (for example, the location where the photo was taken, or the date a file was created, or information about the message, such as the type of message or the date and time it was sent).
- Types of content you view and interact with (e.g., "like" clicks, shares, etc.)
- The timing, frequency and duration of your activities on our products
- Profile views and content, and interactions with them, to provide the Site Administrator with aggregate information about how people use its Site and content.

Followers and other contacts
We collect information about friends, followers, and myBusiness accounts with whom you network and interact. This includes how you interact with them in our products, and which ones you interact with the most. Based on the activity of others, we collect information about you, for example, when you are tagged in a photo or experience, or when a message is sent to you.

App, browser, and device information
We collect and receive information from or about the various device(s) you use and also how you use them. This includes computers, phones, hardware, Connected TVs, portal devices, and other network-connected devices. Device information includes, for example, the device and software you are using; information you have shared with us about device settings, such as GPS location, camera access, photos, and metadata; information about the network to which you connect your device, including your IP address; information about the performance of our products on your device; and information from cookies and similar technologies.

Information from partners, vendors and third parties
We collect and receive information from partners, measurement solution providers and third parties about much of your information and activities on and off our products. Examples include: Device information, websites you visit, purchases you make, advertisements you view and how you interact with them, how you use our partners' products and services.
How do we ue your information?
We use the information we collect to provide personalized experiences, including advertisements. The information we use for these purposes is automatically processed by our systems. In exceptions, manual checks are also made to verify information.

To provide, personalize and improve our products
We use information to provide, personalize and improve our products. For example, this impacts your feed, Tales, and advertisements.
Advertisements, sponsored and commercial content, which are also displayed via wependio myBusiness, but also via Google Ad's and Appodeal, are customized to your information. These can be: profile information, your activity on and outside of our products that we receive through cookies, etc., content that we derive based on your interests, information about your friends or subscribers, including their activities or interests.To improve our products, we incorporate information we receive through your use for the following purposes: Measuring whether the system is working properly, looking for and fixing bugs, testing products and features, soliciting feedback on products or features, surveys and other studies.We use location-based information that you allow us to obtain when you enable the "Location Services" device setting. This includes, but is not limited to, your GPS location and, depending on the operating system you use, other device signals. In addition, we use the following location-based data even if your GPS is disabled: IP address, your activity and that of others on our products, information you provide to us directly, such as when you provide your current location in your profile. We use location-based information - such as your current location, where you live, the places you like to visit, and the businesses and people near you to serve you personalized content.

Promoting privacy, security, and integrity
For example, we verify your account or investigate violations of our terms of use or policies.

To provide measurement and analytics services to myBusiness users.
This includes how users interact with their content, websites, apps and services, as well as how many people view and interact with content, such as posts, pages, listings and ads, among other things.

Communicating with you
To send you updates on terms of use, etc., surveys, responses to your contact, push up notifications, and newsletters. We use the Google CloudImage API application to analyze the images you upload and automatically associate this with places and travel experiences. This also allows us to detect and block inappropriate content, such as adult or violent content. During the analysis, there is the possibility that persons depicted are recorded. Thereby, neither a facial recognition nor any other identification takes place. The legal basis for the use is the usage contract according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO
To whom do we pass on this data? 
First of all, only our employees who are involved in technical, commercial or editorial support receive knowledge of your personal data.
In addition, we use external service providers within the scope of the data processing explained above or, if necessary, commission them with corresponding services. Insofar as service providers receive your personal data as order processors, they are strictly bound by our instructions when handling your personal data. We list the categories of external recipients in detail below:
IT service providers, for example as part of the administration and hosting of our website, our online application process or individual services/functionalities, and for website analysis/measurement.
In the context of the use of the analysis services described above, we may transfer your IP address to the USA (see section "Cookies and related functions/technologies"). The respective data transfer is based on the EU Commission's implementing decision (EU) 2021/914 of June 04, 2021. Google and Facebook, which are based in the USA, are each certified for the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Cookies & similar technologies

Session cookies
When you visit our websites, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our websites. These are automatically deleted after you leave our site. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies can lead to the fact that you cannot use all functions of our web pages. The storage period of cookies depends on their purpose and is not the same for everyone.

Google Tag Manager
We use the Google Tag Manager to manage website tags. These make it easier for us to manage and develop our offer and shorten the loading time of the website. The Google TagManager only implements website code. The Google Tag Manager therefore does not set any cookies itself and does not collect any personal data. The tool merely integrates website code stored elsewhere by us, via which data may be collected. The tool thus only serves to make it easier to display the respective code, but does not itself access the data processed by the code. We inform you about all tags integrated in this way in this privacy policy. You can find more information about the Google Tag Manager as well as the usage guidelines on the Google pages.

Google Ads Conversion Tracking
For the statistical collection of conversion tracking data, we rely on the online advertising program "Google AdWords" as well as the analysis tool Conversion Tracking, a service ofGoogle Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4. Ireland (hereinafter: "Google"). When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is placed on your computer. The information generated by the cookie: Clicked ad,browser type/version, operating system used, location, referrer URL (the previously visited page), host name of the accessing computer (IP address), time of the server request are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days, do not contain any personal data and are therefore not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Thus, there is no way that cookies can be tracked across AdWords customers' websites. The information obtained with the help of the cookie is used to create conversion statistics for us as AdWords customers. Here, we learn the total number of users who clicked on our ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. This data processing is carried out for the purpose of optimizing advertising campaigns and we process this data within the scope of recital 47 to the DSGVO for behavior and interest-based advertising purposes. You can prevent this processing in advance by generally preventing the installation of cookies through an appropriate browser setting in your browser (deactivation option) or by setting it so that cookies from the domain "" are generally not accepted.

Google Analytics
On our website, we use the analysis service Google Analytics of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, BarrowStreet Dublin 4. Ireland (hereinafter: "Google") for the needs-based design and ongoing optimization of our websites. In this context, pseudonymized usage profiles are created by first party cookies and used to distinguish users by means of randomly generated values, without identifying any individual person in the process. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, such as browser type/version, device name, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), keywords/specific search query, service provider, host name of the accessing computer (IP address), time of server request are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the web pages, to compile reports on activities and to provide other services associated with the use of the web pages and the Internet for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these web pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf.
Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found on the Google Analytics website.The above cookie-based data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para .1 lit f DSGVO(legal basis) to protect our legitimate interests or on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit a DSGVO (legal basis). In particular, our legitimate interests are to provide you with a technically optimized and user-friendly website designed to meet your needs and to ensure the security of our systems.
Your rights
The deletion of stored personal data is subject to legal retention periods, if you revoke a consent given to us for storage, if your knowledge is no longer required to fulfill the purpose pursued with the storage or if the storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons.

Right to data portability
In addition, you have the right, under the legal conditions, to demand that we hand over such personal data that you may have provided to us in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If we process such data on the basis of your consent, you can in this context obtain from us that we transfer your data, for example, to another provider.Right of access
If you have any questions or comments about the collection, processing and use of your personal data, you can contact us at the above address. Upon request, we will be happy to inform you whether and what personal data we have stored about you.

Right of rectification
You also have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate personal data.R

ight of withdrawal
You have the right to revoke the consent you have given us at any time by sending us a message to that effect. Please note that your revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

Rights to deletion and restriction of processing
You have the right, under the legal conditions, to demand that we delete the personal data in question, for example if the legal basis for the processing ceases to apply. In addition, in certain cases you can demand that we restrict the processing of data, for example for the duration of an audit, if you dispute the accuracy of the data, or if data may not be deleted.

Right of objection
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, provided that we base the specific processing on legitimate interests. Upon your objection, we will no longer process your personal data, unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for processing or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Right of complaint
If you believe that there are grounds for complaint regarding the processing of your personal data, please feel free to contact us. In addition, you can also file a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for wependio.

Is there an obligation to provide data?
In order to provide you with our website and to enable the use of the corresponding services/functionalities, it is necessary that you provide the required personal data. Without this data, it is not possible to retrieve our website content or use the corresponding services/functionalities.Is your data used in the context of automated decision-making/profiling?
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. As explained within this Privacy Notice, we use your travel experiences to provide you with a better user experience. We do not use automated decision-making processes that have legal effect on you or otherwise adversely affect you.
If you have general questions about the Services or the information we collect about you and how we use it, please contact us at:

Name: wependio GmbH
Address: Weissstraße 9, 6112 Wattens
E-mail address:
Exclusion clause
The information contained herein is not a substitute for legal advice and you should not rely on it alone. Specific requirements regarding legal terms and policies may vary from state to state and/or jurisdiction to jurisdiction. As set forth in our Terms of Use, you are responsible for ensuring that your services are permitted under the law that governs you and that you comply with it.To ensure that you are in full compliance with your legal obligations, we strongly recommend that you seek professional advice to better understand which requirements apply to you specifically.